Today is my stop on the blog tour for Three Hours and I am here today with a review of this exciting book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: Three Hours Publisher: Viking Published: 9th January 2020 Format: Hardback Source:: Review Copy from Publisher Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: Three hours is 180 minutes or 10,800 seconds.
It is a morning’s lessons, a dress rehearsal of Macbeth, a snowy trek through the woods.
It is an eternity waiting for news. Or a countdown to something terrible.
It is 180 minutes to discover who you will die for and what men will kill for.
In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Told from the point of view of the people at the heart of it, from the wounded headmaster in the library, unable to help his trapped pupils and staff, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the parents gathering desperate for news, to the 16 year old Syrian refugee trying to rescue his little brother, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the students taking refuge in the school theatre, all experience the most intense hours of their lives, where evil and terror are met by courage, love and redemption.
I truly loved reading this book. It was addictive right from the start and had my curiosity piqued early on. The book follows the lives of different characters during a school attack and you learn a little bit more about each character and how everything connects as the story flows. I found myself turning the pages quicker as the book continued, simply wanting to know if the students and staff would be okay. It was a rollarcoaster of a ride and one that I am incredibly grateful that I read.
The best part about any thrilling read is when the ending comes as a shock and I was definitely shocked by a few things that happened at the end. My heart was absolutely racing at certain parts as I hoped that everything would work out as it should. Rosamund Lupton has done a fantastic job of creating a fast-paced, truly atmospheric read that really pulls you into the book and helps you forget your safe surroundings.
I would definitely recommend this book to others, especially if you love thrilling, exciting and addictive reads. However, I would also warn you that their is some right-wing content inside but the book is by and large a liberal read. It is very politically important at the moment as well which made it that much more of a gut-wrenching read. So if you’re not quite ready for that kind of read, I would avoid this book for a while.
All in all, a very entertaining and heart-pulsing read.